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1 Ruthless Crime Lord, 20 Elite Cops, 30 Floors of Hell
Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building's lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the sixth floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city's worst to survive their mission. Starring Indonesian martial arts sensation Iko Uwais.
An elite squad of cops raid a ruthless-as-fuck drug lord's dungeon of death. A hyper-intense workout. Kissing your wife goodbye and hoping like fuck you will see her again. Headshot. Headshot. Headshot. Headshot. Catching a lucky break for a split-second. Hammer to the fuckin head. A bad lieutenant. A noble-as-fuck sergeant. A badass rookie with a secret agenda. Your last TV show. Shit-stained pants. The alarm of doom. The one honest guy in a building full of crazed fuckers. Hallway insanity. Mad fuckin Dog, the biggest fuckin Academy Award snub ever. Throwing a fucker out the window. A crazy-eyed fuck with a machete. Total darkness, then bullets every fuckin where. Guns take away the rush. Mad Dog vs.Sarge is like…
If Crocodile Dundee wielded action movies instead of knives, this is the movie he would hold up whenever some punk claimed to be wielding an action movie.
"That's not an action movie. THIS...is an action movie."
Un-Freakin-Believable Hyperactive Beatdowns!
Ball Busting Action!!!
Style over substance rules but who cares when the most brutal jaw-dropping fight scenes are an Eye-Popping, Balls to the Wall, Life or Death Spectacle!
Gratuitous Adrenalin Pumping Acts of Extreme Violence!
My face hurts from smiling for the last 100 minutes.
Its stupefying, pulpy excess is best summed up by the fact that the credits include the role "Drug Lab Guard #21."
After months of reading glowing reviews, and two failed attempts to see it at the cinema, I finally got to watch it on the big screen and boy was it worth the wait. I was worried I had unrealistic expectations but the film more than met them. The movie is part Game of Death and part final level of computer game Streets of Rage 2 but with added guns, machetes and broken limbs.
Merantau Warrior proved that both director Gareth Evans and martial arts star, Iko Uwais, had great potential and we only had to wait one more film for that potential to be realised. The Raid is a proper balls-to-the-wall action film jam packed with bone crunching and innovative…
Action packed flick - great camera work - fighting scenes choreographed to perfection - intensity all throughout - plot twists.
Ich habe mir grade nochmal den Film in den Kopf gerufen, da ich ihn mit Teil 2 vergleichen will. Und da habe ich gesehen hier ist er gar nicht eingetragen, zum Glück hatte ich die Kritik noch aufm Rechner also go!
Der Film an sich ist gelungenes Actionkino, aber weit entfernt von irgendetwas bahnbrechendem was einem länger im Gedächtnis bleibt.
Die ganze Action mit den Schusswaffen zeichnet sich eigentlich nur durch den Gewaltgrad aus und ist einfach nett anzusehen, aber Heroic Bloodshed im Stil von John Woo hat für mich einfach mehr Unterhaltungswert. Die Martial Arts Action war aber wirklich aller erste Sahne, wobei der Kampf gegen Mad Dog schon ziemlich übertrieben war und man dachte wie lange soll das…
It's driving me crazy that I can't decide between this and DREDD. Characters and story goes to Dredd but if any movie makes you feel every punch and kick to the face, it's the Raid.
All in all, it's impressive how both movies have taken such a simple concept but make two unique and genuinely great movies that both stand on their own.
Beautiful action movie
Pretty damn good. The plot is simple... A police team attempts to raid an apartment building only to be met with resistance by the drug kingpin that owns the building. For nearly an hour we get a barrage of action, fighting and blood. Really, most Hollywood directors could learn a thing or two from director Gareth Evans and the actors here. Hollywood action directors have been giving us poorly edited fight scenes for well over a decade. All seemed right in the action world.... At least for an hour and a half.
One of the best pure adrenaline action films I've seen...
More machetes and guns than the typical kung fu movie
This is all I ever wanted from a movie like 300. An absolute masterpiece in craft. Of course, when a movie is so stuffed with action it does suffer in story and character, but that's almost not even important here.
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